Wests Tigers are pleased to announce three additions to the extended NRL squad for the 2016 season.
The Club has secured the services of Michael Chee Kam, Jack Littlejohn (both from Manly-Warringah) and Jesse Parahi (Australian Rugby Union) all on one-year contracts.
Chee Kam, 23, has played two NRL games for Manly-Warringah and is a former Australian Schoolboys representative who plays primarily in the backrow.
Littlejohn, also 23-years-of-age, has played five NRL games for Manly-Warringah and can cover a range of positions in the backline but is seen as predominantly a five-eighth or halfback.
Parahi has been a mainstay of the Australian Rugby Sevens team since making his debut in 2010, notching up 33 caps to date.
The 26-year-old captained the Australian squad during various IRB World Series tournaments and won a bronze medal in the 2014 Commonwealth games tournament.
Head Coach Jason Taylor said that all three players will be valuable additions for next season as the Club looks to strengthen its NRL squad.
“It’s really important for us to start building our depth at the Club,” Taylor said. “These three guys are going to help us do that.
“They are all talented players in their own right and having spoken to them each individually, I know that they are coming here to push for first grade position and that’s what we want.
“It’s important to have those players at our Club who are willing to put in the desired work and effort – both on and off the field - to get themselves in a position where they are genuinely pushing for an NRL position.
“These guys have that ambition and it’s going to build competition within our ranks which will help push us forward as a Club.”